The Veils

Sun Gangs

The Veils - Sun Gangs

2009 | Rough Trade Us 

  • CD

    $13.99

    SUN GANGS

    04/07/2009

  • iTunes

    Prices may vary.

    Subject to availability.


Sun Gangs Track Listing

  • #
  • Title
  • time
  • 2
  • Sun Gangs
  • 3:43
  • Sound Clip for Sun Gangs from Sun Gangs

  • 3
  • The Letter
  • 3:31
  • Sound Clip for The Letter from Sun Gangs

  • 5
  • It Hits Deep
  • 5:27
  • Sound Clip for It Hits Deep from Sun Gangs

  • 6
  • Three Sisters
  • 2:32
  • Sound Clip for Three Sisters from Sun Gangs

  • 8
  • Scarecrow
  • 3:31
  • Sound Clip for Scarecrow from Sun Gangs

  • 9
  • Larkspur
  • 8:33
  • Sound Clip for Larkspur from Sun Gangs

  • 10
  • Begin Again
  • 3:15
  • Sound Clip for Begin Again from Sun Gangs

  • Sun Gangs Notes

    By turns epic, desolate, wildly romantic and anguished, Sun Gangs is a bold and distinctive record described by Finn Andrews as "a very modern mixture of prayers, love letters and personal record keeping". Produced by Graham Sutton (Jarvis Cocker / British Sea Power / Bark Psychosis) it is their most ambitious record yet ranging from the yearning elegy of 'Sit Down By The Fire', to the charred, mantis-like groove of 'Killed By The Boom' - this is a record unlike many we are likely to hear this year.

    So many stories, words, tones and ideas punctuate its gradually unfolding landscape as that incomparable voice cries and hollers. "'Sit Down By The Fire' is about watching something collapse, and it being quite pretty to look at," offers Finn. "'Killed By The Boom’ is possibly about The Wire’s Omar Little. ‘It Hits Deep’ is about being a man, in a bar alone, on a tropical island resort, as the light gets dim and the world goes fuzzy. ‘Larkspur’ is somewhere else entirely."

    "I really wanted to write something that hangs together in perhaps a not so obvious way; not just some collection of singles but a real voyage into something, something strange and unspecific but totally emotionally consuming. It’s also kinda just a break-up record in many ways."

    In younger days in Auckland, thousands of miles away from his father, Barry Andrews from XTC, Finn sang at a folk club up a volcano, and sidelined a desire to paint when he began hearing musicians like Tom Waits, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Roy Orbison & Bob Dylan - contemplating that there was perhaps more to life than the bleeping Eighties electronica and early days of New Wave which had surrounded his first London foray.

    In Sun Gangs The Veils have brought Finn's early influences full circle, and created a record that truly lives up to the huge promise and talent that they have always exhibited.

    Credits of Sun Gangs

    • Finn
    • Guitar, Piano, Composer, Vocals
    • Andrews
    • Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Composer


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